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Kanye West shows respect for the veteran emcee, Ahmad on the world famous Wake Up Show with Sway, King Tech, and DJ Revolution just in time for the first Ahmad solo album in 15 years. " The Death of Me" coming soon!

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Check out Ahmad's artwork for his highly anticipated sophomore solo project "The Death of Me", releasing October 12th. Ahmad recently formed a new music company called WeCLAP, an acronym for We Change Lives, Attitudes and Perceptions. WeCLAP is partnering with Syntax Distribution, to release the forthcoming WeCLAP catalog. "The Death of Me" will be the first for the label. Stay tuned for an official press release.

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Most of us have plans for the future. Many times we share those plans with others – we talk about where we’re going to go and what we’re going to do – what album we’re going to drop or what business or ministry we’re going to start...
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KJ-52 and Viktory were shooting a music video in Chicago a couple days ago for the "Swagged Out with the Tags Out" Remix (the song will be in the FREE mixtape coming out the same day as the 52 Television album, September 23rd). Check out the tweets about it (with pics and video):
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Everywhere we go we constantly hear people’s ringtones going off and sometimes ringing some pretty nasty lyrics. Rawsrvnt has produced a song designed for people to share their faith with others every time their phone rings. “Ring That” boldly challenges those who put their faith in Jesus to let other people know unashamedly that Jesus is their Savior.
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Syntax records has shared on their website that they have been invited by Maxim Borovikov the director of Youth Ministry for Youth For Christ in St. Petersburg Russia to go and utilize their gifts, talents, and passion for Hip Hop as a tool to engage the Russian people in the presentation of the Gospel. Maxim stated that Hip Hop has become the language of the Russian Youth, and we were not surprised to hear this since CNN and other credible news outlets have been reporting Hip Hop as “Global Culture” since 2001.
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Next Tuesday (8/25) Rapzilla will premiere Rawsrvnt's new music video "Ring That". Everywhere we go we constantly hear people’s ringtones going off and sometimes ringing some pretty nasty lyrics. Rawsrvnt has produced a song designed for people to share their faith with others every time their phone rings. “Ring That” boldly challenges those who put their faith in Jesus to let other people know unashamedly that Jesus is their Savior.
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Yesterday we covered the Rock the River in Minneapolis with Lecrae, Flame, Canton Jones and other bands. Get ready for some new pictures and interviews (with Canton Jones and Sho Baraka). For now check out Flame at Rock the River:



Thi'sl latest release "Chronicles of an X-Hustler" had a strong debut on the iTunes bestselling albums for Hip Hop/Rap, currently ranked #4 as of this morning. But according to Apple.com the album is ranked #1. Praise God!

These are two different charts, and not to be confused. If the sale numbers continue it will surely reflect #1 on iTunes which we believe is showing the most sold as of the last 2-3 weeks and Apple.com is showing as of only this week? Either way get the album today: Thi'sl - Chronicles of an X-Hustler
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Thi'sl new album is out "Chronicles of an X-Hustler" and is having a strong debut on the iTunes bestselling albums for Hip Hop/Rap, currently ranked #5 (climbing since this morning). Album is available now at Thi'sl - Chronicles of an X-Hustler

KJ-52's upcoming album "Five-Two Television" has been revealed. We also have the official tracklisting with all the guest appearances and the beautiful promo shots. "Five-Two Television" releases in stores and online September 22nd. Be sure to also check out the interview we did with him about "Five-Two Television."

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The Legacy Disciple Making Conference General Sessions will be streamed live on the Legacy website thanks to OnlyBelieve.TV. This will include Paul Washer's devotionals (9am-10am CST) and the evening sessions (6:30pm CST) which will include worship, a message, and concerts.
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Dwayne Tryumf is making the instrumental for I Don't Pack A Matic as a FREE download. He's giving all MC's a chance to do some damage over the track (remix) and send it to him which the best cut will receive a free hand painted hip hop graff t-shirt plus exposure.
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Da' T.R.U.T.H.'s 'The Big Picture' from Cross Movement Records debuted on the Billboard Top 200 charts this week at #110. The rapper's new album has sold 4,100 (physical) albums after seven days in stores according to SOHH.com. Da' T.R.U.T.H.'s The Big Picture is still the #1 Best Selling Christian/Gospel album on iTunes.

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Holy Hip Hop, an annual event honoring those in Christian Hip Hop. The 2010 Holy Hip Hop Music Awards Honorees have been announced: Cy, Nova 4 Jehova, DJ I Rock Jesus, Lil Prophet, Rapid Fire, Infamous, DJ D-Lite, The Clergy, Kuntrey Wyte & Pyro, M.A.J.O.R.S, BLAK. And the Ambassador Award to Anonymous and J-Blaze.

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Applejaxx has just released a trailer for his new album. If you remember Applejaxx had to change his album title from "Born Identity" [READ] to a new one which has now been revealed "Back to the Future." It's still a movie title, but I guess since it's older it must be fine. Are you ready for September 9th 2009?

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Teddy P. will release his album entitled "Word & Deed" on July 28th. Featuring guest appearances by Eddie Nigma, Rhema Soul, Nina Del, Wonder Brown, Braille, Young Joshua, Phien-x Zekarayah, EKO, Ackdavis, J Griff, Believin Stephen, Average Joe and B Morr. The album will be available through download (only $1) and physical CD (only $7) through 317media.com. Watch the promo video below.
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There's a new single from Good City Music artist, Rhema Soul. They have released a new Summer Jam for a free download at their official website, www.rhemasoul.com, you can listen to it here.

The song, Dumb Dance, comes off the heels of their recent release, Blow Your Whistle. "We just wanted to have a little fun with this song," says Butta P. The groups producer, G-Styles has posted a youtube video asking for people to upload their own dances to youtube. "Make up your own Dumb Dance," says K-Nuff. "Instead of following everyone else's dance, make up your own!"
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DJ Maj gives big shout out to Rapzilla at the TobyMac show at Sonshine Festival 2009. Check out the full exclusive interview with DJ Maj as well.

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Check out the album cover of Pro's new album entitled "Redemption", which is planned to drop soon. Also listen to the single "I'm Sorry" which was leaked on Rapzilla.

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Humble T.I.P.'s debut album "Our Turn" is finally available on Humble Tip - Our Turn. Also get ready for his upcoming album "About Business" dropping September 2009. Watch the promo video below:
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Thi'sl' upcoming music video for "Windows Down" will debut this coming Friday at noon on Rapzilla. Get ready for his upcoming album "The Chronicles of An X-Hustler" which he has also leaked a song that didn't make the album but you can download free here. Check out some behind the scenes pictures of video shoot.
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Movement of Truth opened for Kirk Franklin, Canton Jones, and are looking forward to open for Ty Tribbet in September. They were the first rap and Christian group to ever win first place in Air Force wide Talent Competition. Made their debut at the 2009 Holy Hip Hop Awards and have signed with Mr. Del's label DmG records. Recently released an album called Star Wars just for "buzz". Right now M.O.T. are working on their upcoming album entitled "Hollywood Heartbreak" which is the follow up for "Hollywood Letters". They are currently working with Tonex and Mali Music to name a few. It is due to drop as a national release early first quarter of next year.

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Hollywood Letters is a story about a girl named Holly Wood, and the relationship Movement of Truth shares with her. Hollywood symbolizes what the world wants us to be, or simply put sin. There are 5 letters, and in these letters we go from being infatuated with Holly (or loving the thrill of sin) to being fed up and realizing that no one will ever take the place of Christ. thus breaking up with Holly. This will ultimately lead up to the national release of the album entitled "Hollywood Heartbreak"



Grits (Coffee and Bonafide) are each doing a solo record, that will be packaged together! You will see both sides, on how the Grits come together. Coffee (of Grits) explains, in a discussion we had with Grits, "It will be a little different from a typical Grits record... It's a conceptual album, it will be self explanatory when it hits"

Stay tuned for more details.

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This is probably going to come as a big disappointment, especially if you’re one of the tens-of-thousands of fans who have enjoyed Beat Lab 7 Productionz’ finest albums which releases annually AND is totally FREE OF CHARGE. Over the past 3 years, Beat Lab 7 producers Crucial and s.a.i.n.t. jon have put out one of the industry’s most downloaded compilations. Their very first (2007) installment of the “Music Meets the Truth” compilation has (to date) been downloaded by over 30,000 people. And already, their 2009 compilation (which was released just 6 months ago), has been downloaded by over 20,000 people who are probably going to start a riot when they figure out this annual treat is about to come to a “close” for now.
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It's official, Todd Bangz is back on active duty! Not like he was just standing still, but after 2 1/2 years of being off the scene, it's looking like this round of explosives will BANG harder than ever (pun intended). Most recently spotted in popular online social networks (facebook, myspace, and twitter… just add /toddbangz at the end of either) Bangz has been busy in the studio plotting his new album release entitled "Street Heart" and artist network affiliation (TBA).
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